SBCC Ranks in Top 25 for Degrees Awarded to Students of Color

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SBCC Ranks in Top 25 for Degrees Awarded to Students of Color
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Source: Luz Reyes-Martin, SBCC
 
For several years, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has produced a list of the “Top 100 Degree Producers” rankings of institutions that confer the most degrees to minority students. This year, SBCC ranked in the top 25 for degrees awarded to students of color in the following areas:
#16 - Degrees for Hispanic students in Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
#21 - Degrees for Hispanic Students in Physical Sciences
#25 - Degrees for Hispanic Students in Business, Management, and Marketing
#25 - Degrees for Hispanic Students in Engineering
#25 - Degrees for Hispanic Students in Mathematics and Statistics

According to their website, "Diverse: Issues in Higher Education stands alone as the only source of critical news, information and insightful commentary on the full range of issues concerning diversity in American higher education.” Diverse began writing about diversity over 30 years ago with the mission of providing thorough and balanced information which could be used to generate public policies that resolve inequities. 

In fulfilling their mission, the overarching goal of Diverse is “to help build the educational, cultural, social and economic structures necessary to allow every individual to reach his or her full potential, and thus contribute to the greater good of their community and the nation.”

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Lucky 777 May 15, 2019 11:14 AM
SBCC Ranks in Top 25 for Degrees Awarded to Students of Color

We used to call SBCC high school with an ashtray, but now you can't even smoke there. The real problem is the high schools graduating people who are not educationally prepared to attend college, so they need SBCC as remedial prep. And the lack of programs that guide students into honest trades. College and the resultant debt is not the best path for every high school graduate. Many would be better served by courses that would lead to employment in the high paying construction trades.

oops May 15, 2019 09:18 AM
SBCC Ranks in Top 25 for Degrees Awarded to Students of Color

I am so glad for SBCC , it s a great local school but it does have some issues that need to be addressed - it's suppose to be a community college for the community not an International destination for rich Instagram kids. Recruiting these International students drives up housing shortages, costs & parking issues for the local community.

NamasteYogi May 16, 2019 07:42 AM
SBCC Ranks in Top 25 for Degrees Awarded to Students of Color

Really? People are allowed to their opinion without constant beramemt from you. Just because you feel think something doesn’t make you the moral compass for all. Stop spewing hate and trying to divide people.

a-1558561295 May 13, 2019 10:16 PM
SBCC Ranks in Top 25 for Degrees Awarded to Students of Color

Check out the source: https://diverseeducation.com/top100/pages/AssociatesDegreeProducers2018.php?dtsearch=Santa%20ba&dtrace=&dtmajor=&dtschool=&dtstate=&dtpage=1 Maybe only 3 to 10 students of color earned a degree to get SBCC ranked number 16 or 25. It’s shameful . No cause to applaud SBCC. Let’s aim for 95% of students to earn an associate degree.

mm1970 May 15, 2019 04:37 PM
SBCC Ranks in Top 25 for Degrees Awarded to Students of Color

Students ARE being taught. I ask, again, when was the last time you stepped foot into a school, a classroom, a PTA meeting? I suggest that you start by volunteering your time in the classroom at McKinley or Cleveland.

a-1558561295 May 15, 2019 08:16 AM
SBCC Ranks in Top 25 for Degrees Awarded to Students of Color

Short on money? You gotta be kidding! Supt at $320K plus lifelong pension. Multiple assistant supts at $197K-$220K plus lifelong pensions. SBUnified has lots of money for administrators and to pay their friends in NPOs. Poverty affects achievement potential but does not dictate outcomes. You compare poverty to a failed structure that local administrators refuse to fix. Demand improvements. Students deserve to be taught.

mm1970 May 14, 2019 10:13 AM
SBCC Ranks in Top 25 for Degrees Awarded to Students of Color

Wow you are fired up today. So, here's the thing. SBUSD is pretty much a LCFF district, not basic aid. That means funding to the school district is based on number of students and daily attendance, not property taxes. (Goleta elementary, Hope elementary, Montecito Union elementary, and Cold Spring are all basic aid - funded by property taxes.) Also important to note that those basic aid districts are elementary ONLY - all their students are part of SBUSD for junior high and high school (which get more funding than elementary). So let's look at your comment about McKinley and Cleveland. There are plenty of nice homes in those districts, but many of those wealthier families send their kids to private schools, or they transfer to Washington. Do you honestly think those lovely homes on Mountain Drive have students at Cleveland? This concentrates PTA donations into the hands of a few schools.....the strongest correlation with "test scores" and "results" is...poverty. Straight up the poverty of the students attending. For fun a few years ago I downloaded the test scores of about 20 local elementary schools, along with the demographic information - and it was basically a straight line with % of students who are poor. It's not rocket science..... If you actually think that administrators are "accepting" of this, then you aren't on the ground, in the schools, working to figure out how to improve student outcomes in reading and math with ever dwindling budgets.

a-1558561295 May 13, 2019 09:43 PM
SBCC Ranks in Top 25 for Degrees Awarded to Students of Color

Of 16,000 credit students, 55% of come from outside of District boundaries, and 10% , or 1,600 are dual enrollment high school students. 43% white and 39% Latino. About 2000 students earn degrees each year from which the above rankings are based: not impressive. Over half of credit students are not prepared for college work. Only 40% from Dos Pueblo’s High are ready, 38% at Santa Barbara High, and 28% at San Marcos High. Less than half are proficient in math at the secondary level, except at DPHS where 55% tested proficient. The best and brightest leave CA where schools are dumbed down: show up to be rewarded with a degree at no cost to you. . We PROMISE. Wake up Santa Barbara. Fix SBUnified and SBCC. Where’s our Return on Investment?

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